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Cast members are, sitting from left, Emily Ohler, Davis Gable, Rosie Spencer, Polly Reid, Abby Grant; middle from left, Emma Claire Bryson, Lilly Shannon, Sarah Robbins, Paige Aldridge, Meredith Ohler, Lauren Hobson, Albany Hall; and, back from left, Whit Robbins, Anna Beth Brown, Abigail Clayton, Morgan Pipkin, Victoria Lee, Emma Grace Graham, Carrie Wilkinson and Dalton Beckworth. Not present were Bonnie Littlejohn, Camleigh Ball and Carys Ball.

Youth production to ‘dazzle’ audience this weekend with selections from Disney markings.

Union Countians will have the opportunity to be “dazzled” by some popular music from hit musicals and movies this weekend as the Tallahatchie River Players present their youth production of “Broadway Jr.: Dazzled by Disney.” The show will use singing and choreography to display familiar tunes from Disney movies old and new. Director Tori Baldwin […]

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There is much we didn’t know about millionaire Paul Rainey

Paul Rainey is a familiar figure to many Union County residents, but a program at the Union County Heritage Museum this past week helped reveal there is still much about the millionaire sportsman people here are unaware of. Renelda Owen, of the Delta State University English Department, presented an illustrated lecture on the life of […]

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Beating the heat

Cannon Cobb took decisive action to beat the heat at the Union County Fair this past weekend. He appeared to be totally unconcerned that he chose the livestock show water bucket for his afternoon dip. Cannon is the son of Danny and Meghan Cobb.

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Coker is Miss Union County Fair

Forty-one young ladies competed for Miss Union County Fair titles Tuesday to open the five-day event. Four age divisions were included. Junior Miss Union County Fair was for ages 9 and 10, Pre-Teen Miss Union County Fair was for ages 11-13, Teen Miss Union County Fair was for ages 14-16 and Miss Union County Fair […]

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Pokemon a ‘go’ in New Albany

By Sonny Harrison It seems everyone and their kids are talking about Pokémon Go and, for good reason. It’s broken multiple smartphone application records and costs less than a high-five. For those who haven’t heard, Pokémon Go is a new game for the smartphone that uses the GPS (Global Positioning System) feature on your smartphone […]

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87-year-old takes flight for the first time.

By Kristin Waldrop “I just really wanted to fly,” said Robert Butler of Myrtle. Flying has always been a dream for Butler, and last month the 87-year-old finally made his dream come true with a flight to Nashville. Butler said that he has always liked planes, but never wanted to be a pilot. He just […]

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NA arm wrestling champ returns from Vegas with gold, silver

New Albany’s own arm wrestling champ Rance Clayton came home from Las Vegas early Wednesday with a gold and silver. “I won first place with the left arm and second place with the right,” he said. Clayton was competing in the amateur division of the World Armwrestling League. He has been phenomenally success so far […]

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Entries being received for annual Faulkner and Folk Art competition and exhibit at museum

The Faulkner and Folk Art artists’ challenge will again be held by the Union County Heritage Museum. This third annual Faulkner and Folk Art exhibit challenges artists to create a piece of artwork inspired by William Faulkner the man, or from his book, “Light in August,” which is the topic of this year’s Literary Festival […]

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Basil chosen Mississippi Homecoming Queen, to compete in national

Callaghan Brooke Basil, daughter of Chris and Betsy Basil of Blue Springs, has been selected Mississippi’s Homecoming Queen. She is the East Union Attendance Center High School Homecoming Queen. Callaghan will represent the state of Mississippi at the 36th Annual America’s Homecoming Queen Selection to be held July 30 in Memphis, Tenn. In the fall […]

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Cataract surgery now available in New Albany thanks to new ophthalmologist

By Kristin Waldrop “You have cataracts.” The previous sentence sounds scary, right? Well, with today’s modern technology, cataract surgery can restore vision loss with a short, considered more comfortable outpatient procedure. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, “a cataract is an eye disease in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy […]

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